The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), April 29, 1845

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p.3 We understand that advices have been received from England by the last steamer, that the important appeal case of Counter vs Macpherson & Crane, respecting those buildings destroyed in the great fire at this town, has been decided by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in favor of Messrs. Macpherson & Crane. As this appeal is final, the case is now settled.

Opening of the Welland Canal - Grand Pageant - The new and enlarged locks on the canal, and the excavations necessary for the passing of vessels from lake to lake, are now so very near completion, as to admit of the recommencement of navigation on Thursday next, the 1st May. On that day it is proposed that a brilliant demonstration of joy be made on the opening of the new line of canal. In vessels decorated for the occasion, a large party will pass upwards its whole length, accompanied by bands of music, and hailed by the discharge of artillery at different points on the line - addresses will be interchanged by the Committees appointed for different portions of the route, and others will be delivered by W.H. Dickson, D. Thorburn, J. Cumming and D. Thompson, Esqrs., the Hon. R. Dickens, and other gentlemen. The arrival of the procession at Lake Erie will be greeted by 24 rounds of artillery, whose sound will be re-echoed along the canal, back to Lake Ontario. [St. Catharines Journal]

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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), April 29, 1845